fighter controller

fighter controller

A generic term for controllers of fighter aircraft, such as tactical air controllers and air defense controllers. The latter is the most common meaning.
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Indian Air Force Fighter Controller Squadron Leader Minty Agarwal, who guided Varthaman during the flight, had last week told ANI in an interview that she had seen the ace pilot shoot down the Pakistani F-16 which went off the radar soon after the hit.
Former Flight Lieutenant Graham Stone was in the RAF for 22 years in air radar then as a fighter controller. Now he volunteers at the museum.
Philip Banks-Welsh, an ex-RAF fighter controller and drone lawyer, said "These figures call for an explanation." Several incidents have included near misses involving trains - with one device crashing on tracks in Fife.
And retired RAF fighter controller Freddie Wimbledon reports on a 1956 incident at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk.
On the other hand, to apply for a job as a Fighter Controller you need five GCSEs/SCEs to include English language and maths and two A-Levels (or 3 Highers or equivalent).
Now the 35-year-old graduate is a fighter controller on HMS Invincible, responsible for guiding Harrier jets toward the enemy.
Accordingly, arrangements were made whereby a fighter controller (Jagdleit Offizier, or Jlo), based on the relative positions of the enemy aircraft and the night fighter on a plotting table, could transmit radio commands to the pilot, thereby guiding him to the enemy aircraft.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 15 (ANI): Pakistan's claim of downing an Indian Su-30 fighter jet engaged in air combat on February 27 was "nothing but a lie", says Squadron Leader Minty Agarwal who was watching the entire operations as the fighter controller on her computer.
"They offered me a job as a fighter controller or air traffic controller but it had always been my ambition to one day fly a plane." Kirstie, 22, refused to give up her dream and applied to airlines to be a pilot.
"They offered me a job as a fighter controller or air traffic controller, but it had always been my ambition to one day fly a plane.
New Delhi (India), Aug 14 (ANI): Wg Cdr Abhinandan Varthaman, who shot down a Pakistani F-16 fighter jet during the February 27 aerial conflict with Pakistan, has been awarded the third-highest wartime gallantry award, Vir Chakra.Sapper Prakash Jadhav of the Indian Army's 1 Rashtriya Rifles (Mahar) battalion has been conferred with the second-highest peacetime gallantry medal Kirti Chakra posthumously for operation in Kulgam in Jammu and Kashmir.Other Indian Air Force officers who have received awards for their role in the Balakot operations include lady officer Squadron Leader Minty Agarwal who has been conferred with Yudh Seva Medal for her role as a fighter controller during the February 27 aerial conflict between India and Pakistan.
These "special operators" - some with German or Jewish backgrounds - sat towards the rear of the aircraft and located and jammed the German fighter controllers' communications, occasionally posing as controllers to spread disinformation.